ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3) 349050 Mersa Matruh
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Date:Saturday 16 July 1949
Time:14:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 349050
MSN: 26311/14866
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) from Mersa Matruh (   Egypt)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Nicosia Airport (NIC/LCNC), Cyprus
Crashed and caught fire while attempting emergency landing due to mechanical failure.
The airplane operated on a flight from Libya to Nicosia, Cyprus.

F-RACL; 14:00(GMT); 11 km from Mersa Matrouh

» Le Franc-terieur 18 July 1949
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Canberra Times (Monday 18 July 1949)
» El Litoral 17-7-1949


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